Methods for Graphical Models and Causal Inference

Functions for causal structure learning and causal inference using graphical models. The main algorithms for causal structure learning are PC (for observational data without hidden variables), FCI and RFCI (for observational data with hidden variables), and GIES (for a mix of data from observational studies (i.e. observational data) and data from experiments involving interventions (i.e. interventional data) without hidden variables). For causal inference the IDA algorithm, the Generalized Backdoor Criterion (GBC), the Generalized Adjustment Criterion (GAC) and some related functions are implemented. Functions for incorporating background knowledge are provided.


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2.7-1 by Markus Kalisch, 17 days ago

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Authors: Markus Kalisch [aut, cre] , Alain Hauser [aut] , Martin Maechler [aut] , Diego Colombo [ctb] , Doris Entner [ctb] , Patrik Hoyer [ctb] , Antti Hyttinen [ctb] , Jonas Peters [ctb] , Nicoletta Andri [ctb] , Emilija Perkovic [ctb] , Preetam Nandy [ctb] , Philipp Ruetimann [ctb] , Daniel Stekhoven [ctb] , Manuel Schuerch [ctb] , Marco Eigenmann [ctb] , Leonard Henckel [ctb] , Joris Mooij [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Task views: gRaphical Models in R

GPL (>= 2) license

Imports stats, graphics, utils, methods, abind, graph, RBGL, igraph, ggm, corpcor, robustbase, vcd, Rcpp, bdsmatrix, sfsmisc, fastICA, clue

Suggests MASS, Matrix, Rgraphviz, mvtnorm, huge, ggplot2, dagitty

Linking to Rcpp, RcppArmadillo, BH

Imported by BiDAG, MRPC, SID, kpcalg, mDAG, pcgen.

Depended on by qtlnet.

Suggested by CompareCausalNetworks, ParallelPC, SCCI, backShift, iTOP.

See at CRAN